Friday, July 27, 2012

30 weeks

I've read the average for twin births are around 35 weeks.  My doctor will induce at 38 weeks if we haven't delivered.  And to be honest once I found out it was twins I never thought I'd make it out of August without delivering (puts me right over 35 weeks) and just hoped I'd be able to keep these little boys in long enough that they would be born healthy. 

Twins, you just never know..(quoting my idiot first OB who I'm glad moved practices and led me to my new wonderful positive encouraging OB).

Anyway, now that I'm 30 weeks I've got to say I'm doing pretty great and let's just say this isn't something you do on your own, this is something you do as a family and I have one AMAZING family.  We've taken on a little extra help at home and I definitely have days where laying down wears me out but overall I'm healthy and happy.  And if these kicks and moves and hiccups are any indication these babies are doing just fine also:)  I'm still working full time and just can't imagine where the time has gone.

I'm also still not anywhere near that I just want this over with part of pregnancy where delivering babies out your whooha seems like a better idea them carrying around safe and sound inside of you:)

I've had some people ask me if I would be a surrogate again.  My answer has always been we will see how the last part of a twin pregnancy goes (assuming bed rest, misery, complications).  I've never had this experience before and I have been very nervous about not knowing what to expect and how it would impact our family.  But most of the fear has seem to have gone.  The happiness of bringing these bundles of joy to their parents has always been here and just gets better the closer it gets for us.  So I'm not really sure what the answer is, and of course our family will determine the best course for itself but it doesn't seem like it is out of the question for the reasons I thought would be the most obvious. 

However, I am 39 so that may be its own deciding factor!!  Either way we would never trade this experience for anything.

1 comment:

  1. In response to your comment, yes my doctor checked me both at my 34 week appointment and again yesterday at 36 weeks. At both checks I was only 1cm dilated and between 80-90% effaced- I guess these little guys are happy sticking around a little while longer!